Luke Ford

Luke Ford

Senior Associate, Auckland

Finance

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T:+64 9 357 9298

M:+64 27 242 8143

E:luke.ford@chapmantripp.com

Qualifications

LLB, BA (Hons), University of Auckland

Admitted

2008, New Zealand

Luke has a particular focus on debt and other financial markets transactions, and also advises clients on a range of other banking and financial regulation matters.

Luke joined Chapman Tripp in January 2015, having previously worked in London and Hong Kong on debt and equity-linked capital markets transactions including EMTN and commercial paper programmes, convertible and exchangeable bonds, regulatory capital and liability management.

Luke is recognised as a "next generation lawyer" by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018.

Recent experience

Luke has advised clients on:

  • structured issuances including Precinct’s NZ$150m subordinated convertible notes, Turners’ secured convertible bonds, a capital notes private placement by a New Zealand corporate, securitisations by Turners and RESIMAC, and regulatory capital raisings
  • New Zealand retail fixed rate bond issuances, including Chorus on its NZ$500m fixed rate re-setting bonds, PFI, Precinct, Turners and Spark
  • New Zealand debt programmes for domestic and offshore use, including for Housing New Zealand, Toyota, Mercury, MUFG Bank, Bank of China, CCB, ICBC, TSB and Westpac
  • international bond issuances including Chorus’ EUR500m EMTN issuance, CCB’s USD CMU placement, ICBC’s Hong Kong CMU placements, and Mercury and Precinct’s USPP issuances
  • Kauri programmes and issuances for IFC, KBN, KEXIM, Korea Development Bank, NIB and Rentenbank, among others, and various other wholesale bond issues into New Zealand from EMTN/AMTN documents
  • the impact of financial regulatory developments domestically and internationally, such as MiFID and EMIR
  • a range of other markets work including derivatives netting advice, derivatives disclosure and licensing, peer to peer lending, and various accounts receivable purchase programmes
  • applications to, and discussions with, regulators including the Financial Markets Authority, the Reserve Bank and NZX, and
  • a wide range of corporate lending, property finance, consumer lending and structured finance matters.
Finance; Debt capital markets; Financial services regulation

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Banks & financial institutions

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